Lachlan hit the ground running for BCAC

Wellingtonian Lachlan McKenzie is excited he completed his first ever marathon in good time on Saturday 16 November in Queenstown, raising money for BCAC.

He has been training for many months – since Easter and has run almost 1,000 kilometres over that time. “I’ve spent so much time on my feet and got so fit!”

Since announcing his run, Lachlan has already Thanks to his  raised more than his goal of $4,200 – that is $100 for every kilometre in a marathon.  It’s not too late to donate – please see Lachlan’s Marathon Givealittle. Lachlan and BCAC appreciate every extra dollar given. You can also follow Lachlan’s Marathon Facebook page.

“I’m blown away by the support that has come in from all over the place – at home in Aotearoa, the UK, USA, the Netherlands … I am so grateful to everyone who has given,” Lachlan says. “To see people get behind the cause to improve the lives of women with breast cancer is fantastic. That’s what I think about when I’m running.”

Lachlan spent part of his training time overseas. He says his favourite runs were in hilly San Francisco, where he visited landmarks. “I went to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown and I ran over the Golden Gate Bridge! That was really exhilarating!”

Lachlan was inspired to run the marathon by his Mum Julie Bunnell, who has advanced breast cancer and appreciates the work BCAC does. Lachlan was supported at the marathon by his Mum, his partner, other family members and two friends who decided to run the half marathon.

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BCAC committee member Louise Malone says BCAC is grateful to Lachlan for raising money on our behalf. “We know a marathon is a real achievement and we greatly appreciate Lachlan’s commitment to helping women with breast cancer.

“Fundraising efforts like Lachlan’s are hugely important for BCAC. We rely on donations like these to keep helping women and men with breast cancer throughout New Zealand. We provide information, support and representation for those with breast cancer so they can make informed choices about their treatment and care. We want to ensure these people do not feel alone,” Louise says.

18 Nov 2019

 

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